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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 10:39 am on 18th July 2019.

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Photo of Siobhain McDonagh Siobhain McDonagh Labour, Mitcham and Morden 10:39 am, 18th July 2019

Ms Watson is a disabled single parent who is studying to become a children’s social worker. She gave all her information to the universal credit authorities correctly and on time. Some 18 months later, they uploaded the information; two years later, they decided that she had had an overpayment of £10,000. They have accepted that that is their fault and even paid her £100 in compensation but they still want her to pay the money back. May we have an urgent debate on how the debt management department in the Department for Work and Pensions actually works and why it will not take responsibility for its errors?